Applying through Clearing is straightforward, but the process can vary a little bit depending on your situation. So, what's your Clearing journey going to be? Read on...
ARU is my firm or insurance choice
Congratulations, we'll see you in September!
You should find that your place has been confirmed on UCAS Track.
UCAS updates twice a day, so don’t worry if you don’t see any changes straight away. There’s a couple of things you can do in the meantime:
I got my firm choice but I’m thinking of switching to ARU, which is my insurance choice
That’s no problem, you’ll just need to contact us so we can advise you of the next steps to secure a place. Our number is 01245 686868.
ARU is my firm or insurance choice
If you’ve narrowly missed the results you needed we may still have confirmed your place with us. You can check this on your ARU applicant portal, or contact our Clearing advisers who’ll be on hand to give you some guidance. Give us a call on 01245 686868, email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to us on live chat.
We can discuss your options, and may also be able to offer you a place on an alternative course. There’s no obligation to accept an alternative course: the choice is yours.
I haven’t applied to ARU before
Once you know your results, our Clearing advisers will be on hand to give you some guidance. Give us a call on 01245 686868, email email@example.com or speak to us on live chat.
Don’t feel you need to leave everything until results day, though. You can apply online from 1 July, whether you know your results or not: check our list of Clearing vacancies.
If we make you an offer, you’ll be able to accept your place through UCAS Track after you get your results, and once your firm and insurance choice universities have released you.
Congratulations! If you’ve obtained better grades than needed – and exceeded the conditions of your firm choice offer – you’ll be eligible for Adjustment.
Adjustment gives you a chance to reconsider where and what to study, while still holding your confirmed place.
You can register for Adjustment through UCAS Track.
If you register for Adjustment, but don’t find an alternative course, you'll remain placed at your original firm choice university.
Great, we’d love to welcome you to ARU. Check our list of courses with Clearing vacancies and apply online.
Simply indicate on the application form that you're applying for admission with prior learning, and let us know which year you'd like to join (for example, Year 2).
When we're reviewing your application, we'll ask to see a transcript from your current university or college. This is a record of the modules you've studied so far and the grades you've achieved. You can apply first and send the transcript to us later.
The good news is, you’ve got a head start. We accept Clearing applications from 1 July: simply search for the course you’re interested in and apply online. We’ll review your application and, if we can, make you an offer before results day. It’s that simple.
If you haven’t already applied to university this academic year, there’s no need to create a UCAS account. We’ll do that bit for you.
We accept Clearing applications from 1 July: simply search for the course you’re interested in and apply online. As you’re applying directly to ARU, there’s no need to create a UCAS account. We’ll do that for you.
We’ll review your application and, if we can, make you an offer before results day. If you get your grades, simply give us a call on results day to confirm your place.
If you don’t quite get the grades you expected and you’d like some guidance, get in touch with our Clearing advisers. Give us a call on 01245 686868, email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to us on live chat.
If you have any questions about Clearing or course vacancies, we're here to help.